Life Science Recruitment and Workforce Solutions

Experts in staffing and mobility solutions for the life science industries

Airswift are a leading workforce solutions provider to life sciences, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology

The Internet of Things (IoT) and new digital trends are having a huge impact on the life sciences industry; so much so that it’s even affecting workforce planning within life sciences.

In Deloitte’s 2019 Global life sciences outlook analysis, they highlight how many life science companies are undergoing huge strategic transformations to build new business models for the future. Data, they point out, is now an essential currency in the life sciences space, and can be used in incredible new ways with the IoT to create real value for patients.

Whether its pharmaceuticals, new medical devices or advances in biotechnology, the life sciences sector is embracing digital connectivity to provide real change and build new relationships with non-traditional partners. Just some of those advances are expected to include artificial intelligence (AI), developments in Software as a Medical Device (SaMD), blockchain technology and more.

Matt Wallach, President and Co-founder of Veeva Systems, also believes that these breakthroughs in precision medicine will see the market grow to more than $140 billion by 2026. He caveats that with a warning though, saying that significant changes will have to be made in the traditional supply chain and that there will be new complicated logistical requirements to consider.

It’s precisely that speed of development and impact of new technologies that’s really going to impact companies and how they approach life science recruitment.

The recruitment challenges facing the life sciences sector

Blockchain technology, for instance, is still incredibly new and the enormous potential of its ‘ledger’ has only just started to be explored by tech companies. If you’re part of a life sciences provider, you’ll know just how exciting these disruptive technologies can be.

You’ll also likely have wondered who on earth is going to process and handle all that data, collate it, visualise it and action it into effective solutions for the business.

Which is a large recruitment challenge facing the life sciences industry today. Companies are investing in new technologies, and you can’t afford to be left behind. You need an agile life science recruitment solution with a pipeline strategy to attract and retain the best talent to keep projects on time, on budget and consistently innovating.

Deloitte mention it themselves in their report. Life sciences providers such as pharmaceutical giants are going to have to heavily focus on outsourcing to transform their supply chains and manufacturing capacities to keep up with these technological trends and talented R&D staff to strengthen these new technological approaches.

The benefits of working with a life science recruitment specialist

Airswift has more than 40 years’ experience transforming the professional lives of workers and the fortunes of companies in the energy, process and infrastructure sectors.

Our talented life science recruitment specialists are visible across the globe through Airswift’s 60 offices based in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the CIS region, North and Latin America, and other areas. These offices are complemented by super hubs in Singapore, Manchester, UK, and Houston, Texas.

Airswift’s workforce solutions experts are agile and provide life sciences companies with speed and mobility to find them the best talent through our global talent pools. We’re passionate about creating effective talent pipelines for life sciences companies, and helping skilled workers find jobs that are the right fit for them and their abilities. We’re proud of our 96% contractor satisfaction rate and we can help you build a life science recruitment strategy designed to complement your wider growth strategy.

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Providing essential recruitment and workforce solutions for the life sciences sector

Whether you’re providing pharmaceutical solutions for customers on a global basis or innovating in biotechnology designed to transform lives, you need a life science recruitment strategy that works for you and finds you the best talent at the right time to assist your projects.

Airswift can help develop your talent strategy in the following ways:

  • Talent Acquisition: Our specialist team will work alongside you to create a pipeline strategy centred around talent acquisition that helps you consistently find the right people. This includes contract manpower provision, permanent hire, retained search, workforce consolidation and mass transfer
  • Global Mobility: Our life science recruitment specialists can manage international complexity through global immigration, relocation services, global employment outsourcing and more.
  • Executive and Board Search: With the sector employing new digital technologies, it helps to have experienced minds with fresh ideas that will help you embrace change. Airswift will help you find them through our Ducatus Partners executive search firm.
  • Consulting: Improved access to big data and disruptive workforce trends are key drivers in the life sciences sector. Airswift can help you find and collate that data to craft your workforce strategy through our talent data analytics, compensation and benchmarking research and interactive web-based talent mapping tools
  • Managed Solutions: A large firm buried under complex global workforce commitments? Our managed solutions include recruitment process outsourcing, assessment, screening, vendor management systems and more.

Candidates can see a full range of our current vacancies at 

“We recently had two hiring challenges for the launch of our UK business. With the support of Airswift, we instantly had a committed and supportive search consultant assigned to us who helped us achieve our needs in a determined time frame. The process was very quick – We had a shortlist of suitable candidates within two weeks, and the Airswift search consultant arranged all calls and meetings in our offices. Airswift always had a very supportive, efficient and informative day-to-day follow up procedure. We will undoubtedly have more hiring in the near future and Airswift is our only option to approach.”

Hiring Manager, Dayonix Pharma Limited

Case study: Pharmaceutical Complex


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Disciplines Provided to Life Sciences Organisations

We have experience in sourcing and recruiting a wide range of professionals to the life sciences sector. These include, but are not limited to the following specialism

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Automation Engineering
  • Business Controllers
  • Chemists
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Clinical Research
  • Continuous Improvement 
  • Data Integrity
  • Data Scientist
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • General Management
  • HSE Manager
  • Lab Technologist
  • Logistic and Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical Affairs
  • MSAT
  • Operations Director
  • Plant Manager
  • Process Engineers
  • Procurement
  • Program Director
  • Project Management
  • Quality Assurance & Quality Control
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Research and Development
  • Sales & Business Development
  • Scientist
  • Statistician
  • System Engineering
  • Test Engineers
  • Tech Transfer
  • Technical Sales
  • Technical Account Management